It’s that time of year to celebrate autumn with pumpkins, squash and gourds – all part of the enormously diverse Cucurbita family.
Squash are used for eating: the decorative smallish Celebration squash has a sweet, nutty-flavoured light orange flesh and is lovely baked;
the Crown Prince with its metallic grey blue skin and contrasting rich deep orange flesh works well for all culinary dishes – roasted, for soup, puree, diced;
Munchkins, the miniature pumpkin has tangerine flesh and can be stuffed with bacon, cheese and baked whole as can the Turban squash, which has a visually dramatic appeal with it’s orange and white stripes and red bottom.
The Gourds are not edible but make attractive seasonal ornamental decoration inside or out.
Pumpkins are edible, ornamental and most commonly used for Halloween fun – we have three sizes for you – small £2.49, medium £3.49 and large £7.49; accessories include stencil and carve kits, sticker and carve kits for children, LED lights and pumpkin teeth –
We look forward to seeing images of your Jack o lanterns.